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RFI-GSA Vendor Support Center

For the improvement of GSA's Vendor Support Center (VSC) the agency is requesting industry to participate in a Request For Information.  The VSC is a longstanding learning center for the agency that  current and potential GSA contract holders can complete online training and certificates, Transactional Data Reporting, MAS guidance, etc. To complete the market research form or view the RFI click here Was this post helpful? Let [...]

Professional Services Category Roundtable

Small, mid-tier, and large businesses are being invited to attend a virtual Professional Services Category Roundtable to capture data and input on various issues.  The forums will be held on December 1 and December 2 dependent upon business size.  The schedule is as follows: Small Businesses: Tuesday, December 1 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST Mid-Tier Businesses: Wednesday, December 2 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST Large [...]

RFI For GSA Catalog Management

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that they are looking to modernize the catalog management infrastructure and develop the Common Catalog Platform (CCP).  This new development will replace the Schedule Input Program (SIP).  All GSA MAS contract holders who engage in catalog management activities are encouraged to apply. To respond to this RFI click here Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment [...]

GSA Transitions To DocuSign

Amongst the many changes that are being made with the GSA schedules process the agency recently announced that contractors will have to digitally sign documents through DocuSign, this includes any documents in Emod and Eoffer.  The digital signature is to ensure an added security and provide a legal international recognized solution. The digital signature requirement will take place effective November 30, 2020.  GSA is also planning for [...]

Upcoming GSA MAS Refresh 5

A new Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) refresh 5 will be issued in November.  The word "refresh" is a terminology used by GSA referring to changes to the solicitations.  The upcoming changes to the current solicitation will be: Incorporate a new Section 889 “Part B” Representation Requirement in the System for Award Management (SAM). Remove GSAR 552.204-70 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or [...]

MAS Contractor Assessment Reference Guide

GSA issued a reference guide to assist GSA contract holders to receive a better of understanding of the Contract Assessment (CA) process.  Contract assessments are conducted by the Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA) throughout the tenure of the contract.  IOA's are in place to help to contract ensure compliance of the contract. For a copy of the CA reference guide click here Was this post helpful? Let us [...]

GSA Extends Catalog Migration Update

GSA recently extended the catalog migration update for GSA MAS schedule holders.  GSA Advantage catalogs were previously expected to be migrated by the schedule holders before the end October 2020.  The agency has now extended the catalog updates to the end of March 2021.  If your catalog is not migrated by that time it will be removed. If you would like assistance in migrating your catalog you [...]

GSA Advantage Catalog Upate

Going into the final phases of the GSA MAS program contractors are required to update their GSA Advantage catalog no later than October 31, 2020.  Contractors will not be permitted to update the catalog until the Mass Consolidation MASS Mod A812 is accepted. Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us at admin@gsaproposalmaven.com  Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that [...]

GSA Implements New Mass Mod Requirements

Effective August 8, 2020 GSA contract holders will be required to adhere to the multi-factor authentication for mass modifications.  All new and existing users are required to register for the multi-factor authentication, click here to register.  Authorized negotiators that are listed on the contract will be the only persons authorized to sign the mass mods. A new Refresh #4 will be issued on August 14, 2020 to [...]